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Beduin

[bed-oo-in, bed-win] /ˈbɛd u ɪn, ˈbɛd wɪn/
noun, plural Beduins (especially collectively) Beduin, adjective
1.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Bedouin

/ˈbɛdʊɪn/
noun
1.
(pl) -ins, -in. a member of any of the nomadic tribes of Arabs inhabiting the deserts of Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, as well as parts of the Sahara
2.
a wanderer or rover
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Bedouins
4.
wandering or roving
Word Origin
C14: from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwi, plural of badwi, from badw desert
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